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26th Jun 2013

Russia: Putin says US whistleblower free to leave Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that US whistleblower Edward Snowden remains in the transit zone of a Moscow airport. Putin denied allegations that Russian intelligence agencies had worked with Snowden. Russian President Putin told reporters during a trip to … Continued

25th Jun 2013

Snowden elusive, Germany queries Britain’s Tempora tapping program

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden remains elusive after missing his aircraft booking from Moscow to Cuba. Germany, meanwhile, wants answers from Britain on an alleged spy program called “Tempora.” Aeroflot flight SU150 left Moscow on Monday bound for Cuba without … Continued

24th Jun 2013

India: Four arrested in Karnataka student rape case

Udipi, (Agencies):ref=”;BnId=2;itime=57452868;key=News;kvafseq=1;kvreqseq=1;kvuniqimp=6a722bc9008746559497203eb46ac4ce0624;kvrit=1372057452513;nodecode=yes;link=” ><img src=”” border=”0″ alt=””></a>    Four people were taken into custody in connection with the rape of a fourth year MBBS student in Udipi on June 21, Karnataka Minister for Home KJ Geroge said on Sunday. Speaking to newsmen … Continued

24th Jun 2013

Snowden running, US asks Russia for help, scolds Hong Kong

The White House expects Russia to “look at all options available” to extradite Edward Snowden to the United States to face espionage charges. The former security contractor is reported to be seeking asylum in Ecuador. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

Hong Kong: Snowden leaves Hong Kong

The former US intelligence official Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong, a media report says. It comes after US officials contacted Hong Kong to request his extradition. The South China Morning Post reported on Sunday that Snowden had left Hong … Continued

22nd Jun 2013

US charges, seeks extradition of alleged NSA-leaker Snowden

Officials have charged Edward Snowden and demanded his return to the United States. The former NSA employee allegedly leaked details about a top-secret surveillance program, sparking public uproar across the US. Prosecutors filed a sealed criminal complaint against Snowden and … Continued

21st Jun 2013

India: Death toll from building collapse near Mumbai rises to 7

MUMBAI, (Xinhua): Death toll from the building collapse near Mumbai has risen to seven while 14 injured people were rescued from the debris, said police on Friday. The three-storey building in Thane city which was built 35 years ago collapsed … Continued

20th Jun 2013

Bahraini teen activist faces up to 80 years in prison

Al-Akhbar: A Bahraini court sentenced an 18-year-old opposition member, Akbar Ali al-Kishi, to 10 years in prison Wednesday over charges of blowing up gas cylinders, family and activists said, adding that the young activist faces several more decades of imprisonment. … Continued

US: Tech companies clarify their roles in US PRISM data snooping
15th Jun 2013

US: Tech companies clarify their roles in US PRISM data snooping

Facebook and Microsoft have revealed thousands of data requests made by US authorities in 2012. The US has announced that it will provide more information on its controversial PRISM surveillance program to the EU In a statement, Facebook General Counsel … Continued

14th Jun 2013

India: UP: Lover’s family burns girl to death in front of panchayat

A woman was brutally assaulted and her daughter burnt alive in public view, and in the presence of the village panchayat, Uttar Pradesh Police said Friday. The incident occurred at Karahkol village of Deoria, 475 km from state capital Lucknow. … Continued

14th Jun 2013

Lebanon: Pregnant domestic worker hangs self

Al-Akhbar: An Ethiopian domestic worker committed suicide in the home of her employer in a town located in Mount Lebanon Wednesday, a security source said. Naifa Niska Dalalti, 23 years old, was found in one of the house’s bathrooms hung … Continued

Turkey: Demonstrators form a human chain to prevent friction with police
13th Jun 2013

Turkey: Demonstrators form a human chain to prevent friction with police

[The protests at Gezi Park have left a mark on all aspects of society, including the art world. With just a few months remaining until the 13th Istanbul Biennial, the primary focus of which will be the public domain as … Continued

13th Jun 2013

US whistleblower Snowden vows to fight possible extradition

Edward Snowden, the US man who revealed a secret scheme to monitor phone and internet data, has given his first interview since going to ground in Hong Kong two days ago. He vowed to resist any extradition attempt. In an … Continued

12th Jun 2013

Turkey: Police use tear gas and enter Taksim Square for second time in day

Istanbul, (Hürriyet Daily News): Riot police once again used tear gas and water cannon at around 8:20 p.m against protesters that had gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square June 11. Dozens of riot police were seen surrounding all the roads leading to … Continued

12th Jun 2013

France: EU parliament scrutinizes PRISM

European parliamentarians debating revelations over broad US Internet surveillance programs such as PRISM have criticized Washington and demanded that it treat private data of European citizens as confidential. The European Union’s justice commissioner, Viviane Reding, told European parliamentarians in Strasbourg on … Continued

Turkey: Two injured as police enter Taksim Square to ‘clear banners’
11th Jun 2013

Turkey: Two injured as police enter Taksim Square to ‘clear banners’

Istanbul, (Hürriyet Daily News)   [Riot police entered the Taksim Square for the first time in more than a week. AA photo ]   Riot police used tear gas and pressurized water to enter Taksim Square around 7.30 a.m. today, where Gezi … Continued

11th Jun 2013

India: Mumbai building collapse death toll climbs to 4

Mumbai, (PTI): With three more persons succumbing to injuries, the death toll in the Central Mumbai building collapse has risen to four, civic officials said today. The victims were identified as Mhaisani Baatliwala (75), Halima Sheikh (50) and Mobin Lakha … Continued

8th Jun 2013

Turkey: PM shelves mall plan on Gezi Park, wants end to protests

Istanbul (Hurriyet Daily News): The prime minister once again assures Taksim protesters that no mall will be built on Gezi Park. However, he signaled no step back from the construction of a historical barracks on the site. Turkish Prime Minister … Continued

7th Jun 2013

Turkey: More than 10,000 supporters greet Turkish PM in his return to Istanbul

Istanbul, (Hurriyet Daily News): More than 10,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan flocked to Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport to greet him on his return from his four-day trip to North Africa in a show of solidarity with the country’s … Continued

US: US Internet giants scramble to reassure users amid snooping reports
7th Jun 2013

US: US Internet giants scramble to reassure users amid snooping reports

  Several American high-tech companies have scrambled to reassure users after a report that government agencies have been accessing their data. This follows a report about mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone calls. The report published by the Washington Post on … Continued

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